Would You Ever Name Your Child After A Gadget?

Because all the good names are already taken, it's tempting for mothers to just pop out a kid, look around the room, and say I name thee Curtain Rod. But even that would be preferable to the actual rise in people naming their kids after technology.

Apple has seen a banner moniker year (thanks in part, no doubt, to Gwyneth Paltrow). Likewise, Mac is up 12 per cent. Siri jumped 5 per cent. Then there are the two sets of parents who conceived, carried and birthed real human children have named their offspring Hashtag. Let's hope those two are in the same Kindergarten class. There's also at least once child out there named Google and another called Excel. Who are these people, and what happens when they confuse iPhone Siri with baby Siri? Would give your progeny some cockamamie tech tribute name? [BabyCenter via TheNextWeb via TechRadar]

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    No. If I had a child I wouldn't hate it enough to give it an absurd name.

    All these names are kinder than naming a child "Keith".

    Last edited 01/12/12 1:43 pm

    God no, my son Corei5 would never forgive me!

    When I have a child, not only will I give it a normal name, but I'll spell it correctly too!

      Ah, the wonderful way of "imaginatively" spelling names to make more unique. You might as well tattoo "BOGAN" on the kid's forehead.

    I hate my parents.

      Thank you for the laugh, kind sir!
      +1 internets for you!

    Could be worse.
    Could have been called "Two Dogs" for eg.

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